Electives & Focus Areas
A number of concentrations are offered that enable students to take sets of courses to build competencies in different areas of business. Concentrations are recommended, but are not required. Concentrations do not appear on official transcripts, but can be included on resumes under the guidance of the Office of Career Management.
Concentrations cover both functional areas of business (finance, marketing, supply chain and operations management, information systems, and human resources) as well as specialty business areas (economic development, global management, and small enterprise). In most cases, four courses are recommended in any concentration. Students may complete two, one or no concentrations.
Concentrations are as follows:
Students can develop expertise in areas such as treasury and risk management, management of financial institutions, and securities analysis and portfolio management.
Knowledge and tools for product and brand management, customer relationship management, and market analysis.
Supply Chain & Operations Management
Focuses on manufacturing strategy, total quality management, production planning and control, and technology management.
Concepts, frameworks, and tools for managing the functions and processes of multinational enterprises.
Entrepreneurship & Small Enterprise
Exposes students to concepts and skills associated with identifying, initiating, and sustaining new and growing business ventures.
Covers concepts related to information systems management, business processes improvement, database design, and decision support systems.
Prepares students for opportunities in public and private organizations concerned with economic development.
Concepts include human resources as a strategic business partner, dealing with talent sourcing and organization effectiveness.